Broadcast History - August 3

Broadcast History - August 3

Postby jon » Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:03 pm

In 1984, Dick Biondi joined Oldies station WJMK-FM Chicago. He dominated Chicago Top 40 radio in the early 1960s on WLS, fresh from WKBW Buffalo. Both stations were 50,000 watt clear channels, heard far and wide. He moved to KRLA Pasadena in 1963, but moved back to Chicago in 1967, spending a decade at another Top 40 powerhouse, WCFL. In 2006, he moved to WZZN-FM Chicago after WJMK, owned by CBS, dropped Oldies in 2005 for a Jack-FM format. ABC had been running Scott Shannon's satellite-based "True Oldies" format on WZZN, but wanted to spice it up with a well-known Chicago personality.


In 2000, CBU-FM Vancouver was approved by the CRTC to add a rebroadcast transmitter in Kamloops on 105.3 Mhz with 4750 watts. As the call letters indicate, CBU-FM-4 Kamloops was the fourth repeater to date, with CBU-FM-1 Victoria, CBU-FM-2 Metchosin/Sooke and CBU-FM-3 Kelowna. All of the stations carry the CBC Radio Two national network, except for 85 minutes a week of local programming from Vancouver.

In 2005, CHOR-AM Summerland was denied by the CRTC, for a second time, an FM conversion because the signal would reach Penticton, where then owner Standard Radio already had two FM stations. The station remained on 1450 KHz where it signed on in 1972 with 1000 watts day and 250 watts night. Power at night increased to 1000 watts in 1984. A move to FM, with 100 watts ERP, was approved in June 2010.

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